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Dentistry Board

Active dates:1885-

The board examines, licenses, registers, and disciplines dentists, dental hygienists, and dental assistants in Minnesota, and enforces the Minnesota Dental Practices Act.

The Dentistry Board is currently providing administrative management of the Health Professionals Services Program Committee program, which includes setitng the program budget and the pro rata share of program expenses to be borne by each participating board, providing guidance on the general operation of the program, including hiring of program personnel, and ensuring that the programs direction is in accord with its authority.

Preceded by:
Board of Examiners [Dentists]
Board of Dental Examiners
State Board of Dental Examiners
State Board of Dentistry

The board was originally named the Board of Examiners [Dentists] (1885 Laws of Minnesota Chap. 199, Sec. 2). The name was changed to Board of Dental Examiners by 1905 Revised Laws Chap. 35, 2313. In 1935 it became the State Board of Dental Examiners (1935 Laws of Minnesota, Chap. 95, Sec. 1). The name was then changed to the State Board of Dentistry (1969 Laws of Minnesota Ch. 974, Sec. 2). A 1975 law changed the name to the Board of Dentistry (1975 Laws of Minnesota, Chap. 136, Sec. 25).


As of 2017, the board is composed of five dentists, one dental hygienist, one licensed dental assistant, and two public members.

Entries for this agency in the Annual Compilation and Statistical Report of Multi-Member Agencies Report: 2023, 2022, 2021, 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004, 2003, 2002, 2001, 2000, 1999, 1998, 1997, 1996, 1995, 1994, 1993, 1992, 1991, 1990, 1989, 1988, 1987, 1986, 1985, 1984, 1983, 1982, 1981, 1980, 1979, 1978.

Note: This report provides membership details as well as meeting information and a summary of the group's activities.

Note: The Legislative Reference Library may have additional reports on or by this group available through our catalog.
News clippings and documents. Agencies Notebook Collection, 1959-2017.
Record last updated: 01/31/2019

All information on this group from the Library’s collection of agency notebooks has been digitized. These materials are incorporated into the “documents/articles” section of the record. Please contact a librarian with any questions. The Minnesota Agencies database is a work in progress.

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